Positive radio: any UK radio stations that aren't negative?
May 23, 2014 1:12 PM   Subscribe

Hello, It seems like a lot of radio stations these days try to be provocative. There are many to choose from. Listening to a snarky station for any length of time is very irritating, so I've never really done a preview of lots of different stations.

Could someone please recommend positive UK radio stations? My local gym plays Kiss FM a lot which I find to be a mixed bag, but I do like Classic FM. Politically, I'm centre-left, but I can listen to right-leaning stations as long as they're progressive. My geographical area is the North of England.

Thanks for any advice.
posted by Musashi Daryl to Media & Arts (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Jazz FM and Chill are not at all negative or provocative. The former is a lot more eclectic than the name implies. The main problem I have with both and Classic FM is that their daytime playlists are so samey-samey, and evolve so slowly when they could really be so much more. But the evening shows are often varied and good. And if you like ClassicFM there's always radio 3.
posted by K.P. at 11:37 AM on May 24, 2014

I can't recommend 6music enough. There might be a few DJs I don't get on with (Lamacq) but the 1-4 slot with Radcliffe and Maconie can be really funny sometimes, (both are left leaning northerners too) and most presenters are pretty relatable. But obviously the emphasis is on music more than the talk. Between 6music, comedy (and the odd documentary) on radio 4 (or 4 extra) I can get through a whole day of radio pretty easily.
posted by pmcp at 6:14 PM on May 24, 2014

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